Romain Grosjean has said that he hopes to prove to the other Formula 1 drivers that he can race without causing accidents at the start of the 2013 season.
The French driver was involved in several incidents last year, including a mass crash at the Belgium Grand Prix that led to him serving a one-race suspension.
The 26-year-old told ESPN: "It will happen if I do my job, I do good races, no incidents and after four or five races I score good results they'll see that I'm OK.
"I think they know it, they know well that I've been winning championships so I think last year has been a little bit psychological. I made some mistakes, sometimes I was a bit unlucky and it turned out that it was a big story.
"It was lucky that nobody was hurt in the crash in Spa but I wasn't alone on that start. Anyway, I've been working a lot trying to change the risk management and see things a bit differently."
Grosjean will continue to race for Lotus alongside Kimi Raikkonen in 2013.